Rosendale Library Logo

R O S E N D A L E
L I B R A R Y
L O C A L
H I S T O R Y
C O L L E C T I O N
stone with 1876 on it

2006 was the 130th anniversary year of the original chapel structure built of stone & Rosendale cement, home of the Rosendale Public Library.

We have a selection of local history books in the Local History Reference area that are available whenever the library is open. In addition, we have created compilations of information on various topics.  These items are unique and available by request. 
Linda Tantillo is the Local History Coordinator, and is at the Library Monday through Thursday.
If you would like to do research, please contact (845.658.9013) her beforehand with your search topic so that she will be better able to help you.

 

Web Sites of Local History Interest:
HUDSON RIVER QUADRICENTENNIAL CELEBRATION
Rosendale Local History Binders
Local History and Genealogy Research Contacts
D&H Canal Museum
Century House Museum
Stories of Rosendale/ by Walter G. Williams
Ulster County Archives
Ulster County Library Association Portal to Ulster County Databases
Genealogy Links:
Cyndi's List
National Archives
Century House/Williams Lake
Ellis Island Foundation
Family Tree Magazine
LDS Family Search
 
Family Tree Magazine
 
Ulster County Genealogy Society
 
USgenweb
 
Mid-Hudson Library System Home Access
 
OTHER LINKS OF INTEREST
 
HRVH Historical Newspapers
Hudson River 400th Celebration
Dutch in the Valley of the Roses Bibliography. pdf
Rosendale Library 50th Anniversary Memory Book (.pdf)


These databases are provided free to the residents of Ulster County through the gracious

support of the Ulster County Legislature. Access requires a valid Mid-Hudson Library System library card.

Heritage Quest For genealogical and historical researchers, with coverage dating back to the late 1700s.

Historical NYTimes. Get quick, accurate Web access to regional, national, and international history from 1851 - 2003.

See the essential extras that put news in its context; includes photos, maps, graphics, advertisements,

classified ads, obituaries, comics, political cartoons, etc. *[Select Historical New York Times from list of Databases]*

AncestryLibrary.com. Search historical records, stories, publications, photos and maps at AncestryLibrary.com

which also features the complete 1930 U.S. Federal Census. For now, this collection can only be searched by computer

on-site at the following libraries: Ellenville Public Library and Museum, Kingston Library, Marlboro Free Library,

Elting Memorial Library (New Paltz) and Woodstock Public Library.